Gryphon House Updates Teaching Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder book with DSM-5 information

Clarissa Willis’ book releases during National Autism Awareness Month

Lewisville, N.C. – January 6, 2015 – In conjunction with April’s National Autism Awareness Month, an opportunity to educate the public about the millions of Americans who live with autism, Gryphon House Inc., a leading publisher of early childhood resources, will release an updated version of its book Teaching Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The updated book, by Clarissa Willis, PhD, will reflect the 2013 changes in the criteria for the diagnosis of autism as defined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition (known as DSM-5), published by the American Psychiatric Association (APA).

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PublicSchoolWORKS Named Schools Insurance Group’s Risk Management and Safety Resource for Member Districts

Member districts’ positive experience with EmployeeSafe Suite convinced the SIG Executive Committee to partner  

Cincinnati, OH (December 10, 2014) —  After three of its member districts successfully implemented the award-winning EmployeeSafe Suite, the Schools Insurance Group (SIG) in Auburn, CA, partnered with PublicSchoolWORKS to provide access to the automated risk management system to its 32 member districts.

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Stellar Student Progress Celebrated: Top Performing Districts Receive Award of Excellence from PresenceLearning

Hundreds of students at districts receiving online speech therapy from PresenceLearning met or exceeded national benchmarks for progress

SAN FRANCISCO, December 3, 2014 – Having provided more than 275,000 live online speech therapy sessions last year at nearly 1,000 schools, PresenceLearning today revealed the top performing school districts in its programs nationally. Each of the top school districts will receive the PresenceLearning Award of Excellence, honoring their dedication to unlocking the potential of students with special needs and commemorating the progress these students made. Award winners will receive a commemorative plaque marking the achievement. PresenceLearning will also make a donation in honor of each of the schools to the Special Olympics.

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Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready® Diagnostic & Instruction Named a District Administration Readers’ Choice Top 100 Product

K-12 leaders select online diagnostic and instruction program built for the Common Core State Standards as a top product to enhance learning in districts nationwide

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., December 3, 2014—Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready® Diagnostic & Instruction was recognized as a District Administration Readers’ Choice Top 100 Product for 2014. The awards program informs superintendents and other senior school district leaders about products their colleagues around the country are using to help their districts excel in a variety of areas, including technology, sustainability and curriculum instruction. Among the 100 winners, i-Ready was nominated by K-12 leaders, and later selected by the magazine’s editors, for its positive impact in education and ability to enhance student learning.

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Executive Director of Parents for Public Schools Joins Learning First Alliance Board of Directors

Dr. Catherine Cushinberry brings extensive experience working with nonprofit organizations that support children to new role at LFA 

Washington, D.C. – November 24, 2014 – The Learning First Alliance (LFA), a partnership of leading education organizations representing more than 10 million parents, educators and policymakers, has welcomed  Dr. Catherine Cushinberry, executive director of Parents for Public Schools (PPS), as its newest board member. Passionate about her organization’s commitment to strengthening public education through the engagement, education and mobilization of parents, Dr. Cushinberry joined Parents for Public Schools in October 2014.

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PublicSchoolWORKS Chosen by School Leaders to Win District Administration’s Top 100 Products Award

EmployeeSafe is the only safety compliance program named as a Top 100 Product six years in a row 

Cincinnati, OH (December 1, 2014) —  PublicSchoolWORKS announces that EmployeeSafe Suite, the leading online risk management and safety compliance program for schools, was again voted by K-12 leaders as a Top 100 Product for 2014 in  District Administration magazine’s Readers’ Choice Top 100 Products award. This is the sixth consecutive year that the PublicSchoolWORKS EmployeeSafe Suite has received this honor. For 2014, EmployeeSafe was chosen from the record-breaking 2,400-plus nominations cast by educators.

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SPARK Announces Winners of 25-Day Physical Activity Challenge

Nationwide competition dared students to complete at least 60 minutes of physical activity per day for 25 consecutive school days 

San Diego, CA, November 20, 2014 –To inspire teachers and students to get more active, SPARK™, provider of the world’s most-researched physical education programs, launched the 25-Day Physical Activity Challenge as part of its support of the Let’s Move! Active Schools initiative. Running from September 29-October 30, 2014, the challenge asked K-12 students to complete at least 60 minutes of physical activity each school day during the month.

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The Boston Globe Names Curriculum Associates a ‘Top Place to Work’

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., November 16, 2014—Education company Curriculum Associates ranked #12 for medium-sized companies on The Boston Globe’s annual “Top Places to Work” list for 2014. Companies that received this esteemed distinction were chosen as the state’s most admired workplaces based on surveys completed by the people who know the companies the best—the employees themselves. Boston Globe Business Editor Mark Pothier further characterizes these winners as going “above and beyond to motivate and challenge their workers, which tends to encourage innovation and loyalty.” 

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Vernier Software & Technology Receives Recognition from Two Leading Education Awards

Go Wireless Temp named a 2014 Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence winner and Vernier named a three-time 2015 Bett Awards finalist

BEAVERTON, Oregon, November 17, 2014 – Vernier Software & Technology was recently recognized by two leading education awards programs. The Go Wireless Temp, the first in the Go Wireless™ family of wireless sensors designed and engineered by Vernier, was named a winner of the 2014 Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence in the New Products category. The LabQuest 2 and Connected Science System®, Vernier’s powerful data-collection interface and built-in software, was named a finalist in the 2015 Bett Awards in both the Digital Devices and International Digital Resource categories. Vernier’s Video Physics app was additionally named a finalist in the Bett Awards’ Educational Apps category.

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New Social Justice High School in Detroit Engages in Meaningful Community Partnerships to Drive Student Success

Institute for Student Achievement (ISA) provides instructional expertise to new Equity Educational Management Solutions school     

DETROIT, Michigan, November 12, 2014 – In its first year of operation, Detroit Delta Preparatory Academy for Social Justice (Delta Prep) has partnered with numerous Detroit-based organizations to engage its students in community service projects that raise awareness about social justice issues. The partnerships with local organizations are foundational to the school’s goal of ensuring that all students will be academically and socially prepared for college upon graduation. 

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